Start your morning right with Saborino Morning Facial Sheet Mask

We are all very familiar with masking at night. How about masking in the morning?

I was first introduced to masking before I put on my make up by the make up artists who did my make up for me during shoots. They told me that masking right before the make up would help my make up stay longer, and face brighter. But I never knew about the existence of Morning Facial Sheet Mask until I found Saborino.
are all very familiar with masking at night. How about masking in the morning?

saborino mask

I was first curious about the mask because of the vibrant packaging – don’t they look fun? I also came across them during my trip to Japan last year.

My initial thoughts about masking in the morning was “Will I have enough time?” or “Do I have to wake up earlier just to mask?” These concerns were addressed right after I googled more.

Saborino Morning Mask is a 3-in-1 face mask from Japan that cleanse, moisturize and prime in 60 seconds. Yes, you heard me right, it works as a morning cleanser too!

It isn’t too hard to wake up 60 seconds earlier just to get rid of your swollen face/eyes yea? You can even put the mask on while you get ready or concentrate on other tasks.

Saborino Morning Mask

It is like the breakfast for your skin. It comes in a wet-wipes packaging which makes it very convenient for you to bring around, for your staycations or travel. I love the fact that it comes in a plastic lid design instead of the foil sticky pads design, which doesn’t really stick well after a month.

Saborino Mask

I have been trying out the morning mask recently and I do notice a small shrinkage in my pore size. Not only that, my make up sits nicely on my face and it stays for the entire day without caking. I guess it keeps my face hydrated too.

Other benefits include the tightening and enhancing the elasticity of the skin but my favourite benefit has got to be the reduction of the puffiness of the eye and face in the morning! My eyes tend to get quite puffy when I don’t have enough sleep so this has been a great help so far.

I also love the cooling sensation and minty grapefruit scent which sets my morning fresh and happy.

The mask is suitable for daily use and a packet contains 32 sheets, which can last you slightly more than a month.

saborino morining mask

If you are keen to give Saborino Morning Facial Sheet Mask a try, it is available at Guardian, Don Don Donki, Tokyu Hands, Welcia-BHG, Meidi-ya and Sasa for $21.90.

P/S: This is one mask that I will turn to again and again because it makes things very convenient for a lazy person like me!

FREE: For Beloved One Mask Spa

FBOMaskSpa to Celebrate SG

Author: James Awyong

To celebrate National Day and Sephora Suntec City’s anniversary, For Beloved One is holding a pop-up Bio-Cellulose Mask Spa event for the public to enjoy a free facial treatment and to try out their signature Bio-Cellulose mask!


Date: 8 – 14 August 2016
Time: Between 11am – 6.30pm
Venue: Sephora Suntec City

Participants will be able to enjoy the following at a beauty counter at Sephora Suntec City:
Personal Beauty Consultation
Deep Cleansing
Personalised For Beloved One Bio-Cellulose Mask Treatment
Personalised Face Massage with For Beloved One Skincare
Flash Makeup Service
Duration: Approximately 80 minutes

Participants will also receive a free gift worth $20 at the event! Those who spend $99 and above on For Beloved One products on-site will also receive a Melasleep High Sunscreen SPF50★★ (Beige).

To sign up, go to For Beloved One’s Facebook or Instagram and simply comment on their promotional post or drop them a message with the following details for an appointment!
Your Name
Reservation Date & Time (Between 8-14 August, 11am-6:30pm)
Phone Number
Email

*Maximum 2 customers on the same registration time and date, on first come first served basis. Limited to 1 spa treatment per person.

In return for the free facial treatment, all you are required to do is to simply post a picture or video of the For Beloved One pop-up spa on Instagram, and tag @forbelovedone and #FBOMaskSpa.

GLAMGLOW Mud to Foam Cleansers

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I am a fan of GLAMGLOW masks. How about you?

I have yet to try SUPER-MUD Clearing Treatment (white) and Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask (black) though.

Among the 2 that I have tried, POWERMUD Dual Cleanse Treatment (green) and THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment (blue), I prefer the POWERMUD more because it helps to cleanse my face deeply especially after a week of make up and dirts buildup. It’s like, we don’t go for facial weekly do we? So why not use this as a home-care cleanser once a week like what I did?

I also do like THIRSTYMUD because of my dry skin as it boosts the skin hydration level and gives the skin a the dewy look.

Afterall, the best makeup one can ever as for is the clean and clear looking skin!





What if I say that they have now come out with GLAMGLOW cleansers as well?





These daily cleansers transform mud into foaming lather to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. Although mud can be quite drying to the skin, they are quite gentle.





Like I said, I haven’t tried two of their ranges before, so I was generally more interested in the SUPERCLEANSE Daily Clearing Cleanser (white) and YOUTHCLEANSE Daily Exfoliatng Cleanser (black).

I was sold when I gave the YOUTHCLEANSE a try because the effect was almost instant. Skin looks more radiant and smooth. I like the scent of it because it contains TEAOXI green tea leaf which contains super antioxidants to protect against free radicals. Not only that, it also contains micro-algae scrub which is so gentle that you can almost feel nothing to help exfoliates the skin. Flaxseed & Quinoa, which is rich in omega-3 is also found inside for stronger and healthy skin.

Even the cleansing mud is of the same color as the mask!





SUPERCLEANSE Daily Clearing Cleanser on the other hand was launched in April, changes color and transform the mud into foam to dissolve the dirt and oil buildup on your face. Clear the pores yo! We want no blackheads or clogged/enlarged pores.

I like SUPERCLEANSE because it is formulated with paragons, sulfates and phthalates. I would say this is suitable for people with oily or sensitive skin. It has Licorice Root Extract to calm down irritated skin and Black Cumin Seed Extract for antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

Not forgetting the all-time-favourite scent from the thirsty range.





This THIRSTYCLEANSE Daily Hydrating Cleanser, launched in May is rich in texture. Not only does it cleanse your face thoroughly, it also deeply moisturize the skin and contains rare Brazilian yellow clay to help remineralize the skin and pure green coconut for the hydration boost. Also because of the coconut, it has a very yummy scent which I personally like. When your skin is well hydrated, be prepared to welcome a healthy looking and beautiful skin 🙂

My skin is already looking more radiant now doesn’t it? 😀




All the cleansers are retailing at S$59 each and you can find GLAMGLOW at Escentials (Paragon/ Tangs Plaza) or Sephora.

CNP – From Korea to SG!

When I was in Korea last summer, I came across CNP Laboratory as it was one of the hottest brands there. CNP was founded in 2000 and the 50 dermatologists from CNP Aesthetic clinic understood the importance and need for good after-treatment home care for various skin issues, so they came out with different ranges for different types of skin type.

CNP Cosmetics is currently South Korea’s leading cosmeceutial brand and has no less than 120 skin-care products. I am really happy to try some of their star products out.

There are 20 products available in Singapore ranging from $14 to $68. You can find them in ION, Paragon, Takashimaya, Vivo City, Causeway Point, Jurong Point, North Point and Parkway Parade’s Guardian.

They have different ranges like Special Care, Basic Skin Care, A-Clean and Dual Balance. More products will come in in the future.

A-Clean products are suitable for people with oily to normal skin while Dual Balance are good for combination to normal skin.

There are currently two kinds of mask. They are the 2-step mask as each mask comes with an ampule. Single piece is retailing at $6.80 while a box of 5 pieces at $30.10.

Step 1: Apply the ampule on the entire face after thorough cleansing of the face
Step 2: Gently press the mask on the face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes

I usually go beyond 20 minutes but lesser than 30 minutes though!

Blue: Quick Soothing S.O.S Mask
Pink: Power Brightening D-Day Mask

There are currently three ampules and all of them are suitable for all skin types.

Vita-Solution Whitening Ampule (brown bottle) at $47.39
Mugener Ampule (white bottle on the left)  at $40.90
Propolis Energy Ampule (white bottle on the right) at $40.90

Propolis Energy Ample is one of their star products. It contains concentrated Propolis extract (also known as Honey Essence).

All the 3 ampules have light watery texture. It may appear sticky for the first 30 seconds, but once it gets absorbed it, there is no greasy or sticky feel at all.

Black Head Clear Kit ($14.10/3 sets). Each set comes with a hypoallergenic black head clear mask and a pore tightening mask which is used after the black head removal. Quite thoughtful eh?

Sleeping packs and sunblock are also available. I was so tempted to try their Propolis sleeping pack (gold tube, $48.90) for deep moisture. The white tube ($58.00) is for soothing. Seems like a good choice to rotate the two masks around.

Their sunblock – Tone-Up Protection Sun is tinted! So BB or CC cream is needed after this. It acts as a makeup base as well.

I was very amaze with their Daily Peeling Foam ($48.90).

The peeling effect is very gentle so it is suitable for everyday use. It foams by itself. You don’t even have to rub it. It is so gently that even people with dry skin can use it. So don’t even worry about flaking skin. The patented Anti-Irritant complex also made it suitable for people with sensitive skin.

Skin feels smoother after exfoliation when dead skin cells are washed away together with the foam.

Doesn’t some of the products sound amazing already? As mentioned, find them at the various Guardian Pharmacy outlets 🙂

Find them at: http://www.cnpcosmetics.com.sg/

Laneige – The New and The Improved

I was tied between 2 events but had decided to skip one of it and head over to Laneige because it is one of my favourite makeup/skincare brands! I was filled with awe when I attended the launch of their new makeups: Click here to read

This time, they have came out with new and improved products in addition to their White Plus Renew Line and 6-in-1 BB Cushion!

The technology behind the improved formula is the Melacrusher Technology. To explain it in layman, a cell self-purification systems is accelerated to regulate melanin and waste materials that contribute to dull skin and pigmentation, while inhibiting melanin formation and transfer.

This essential step stimulates a cell to break down melanin and eliminate tri-coloured undertones – red, yellow and dark – resulting in a pure, flawless and radiant-looking skin that is 2 tones brighter.

The technology is formulated with 3 key ingredients:

Truffle Yeast Extract – Anti-oxidant and anti-yellowness care
Green Tea Extract – Whitening agent, inhibits melanin formation and block melanin transfer
Vitamin B3 – Anti-oxidant and helps to restore healthy colour to the skin.

The first product that I wanna talk about is the new Laneige 6-in-1 BB Cushion.

Love how clean the packaging looks.

This little cushion here has 6 amazing benefits:

– Brightening effect
– UV Protection (SPF 50+, PA+++)
– Moisturizing Effect
– Water-resistant
– Make-up Tint
– Soothing Effect

Talk about soothing, it immediately cools, soothes and refreshes skin fatigue by heat! Clinical data has shown that skin temperature drops by 4 degree Celsius after using the new BB Cushion.

It contains bead tree extract that acts as an anti-pollution whitening component that protects the skin from harmful external environment and filter pollutions. Laneige values water, so natural mineral water from Jeju Island can also be found in the ingredients. It is said to absorbed into skin faster than general mineral water.

This little treasure is priced at $59 and will be available in stores from March 2014 onwards.

Next is the best selling White Plus Renew Original Essence (40ml, $78) – the star product in the White Plus Renew line!

It has a safe and mild formula with globally proven trust and recognition. Having won 10 Global Beauty Awards in Asia within the first year of it’s launch made it a true attestation to its effective and quality.

Accordingly to the surveys done, 99% of the women experienced improved skin condition after only two weeks of use!

My first impression of it was that it looked rather creamy.

But as I started to spread it around the hands, I realized that it was more watery than creamy and after weeks of application, your skin will tend to go 2 tones brighter than the natural skin tone.

Lastly, having tried their Sleeping Pack (I bought it myself, it was not sent over for any review purposes at that point of time!), I was quite happy that they came up with another mask! – White Plus Renew Capsule Sleep Pack (A box of 16 capsules, $42).

This is a new addition to the line and it is an innovative combination between a whitening capsule and hydro gel cream.

The hydro gel is a transparent gel-type hydro ample which hydrates the skin and makes brightening capsule more effective. The brightening capsule is a soft and non-sticky cream type ample, which contains the whitening agents of Melacrusher Technology.

2 in 1 – Moisturizing and brightening care can both be delivered when you are asleep!

Thumbs up for the innovative packaging as well. The single-use hygienic packaging makes traveling more friendly and can be easily stored in the fridge!

Tina, the makeup artiste from Laneige also demostrated how we can use the products together with their make up to achieve a natural korean look.

And my whitening resolution for 2014 is…… To go 2 tones brighter! How about you? 🙂

Etude House I Need You A-Z Facial Masks

December is probably the coldest month of the year and this is also what causes our skin to be even drier and flakey.

Dry skin also meant rough skin. And all these could lead to a dull and old overall complexion.

Much thanks to My Fat Pocket and Etude House Singapore, I get to pamper my skin with the different masks from Etude House! Thumps up for the packaging again!

This collection is one of the cutest masks ever – I Need You! A-Z mask!

Yup yup, they have all the different alphabets! (Hint hint, Valentines’ Day is almost here soon). And it would be a really cute gift for your mom or girlfriends.

You can buy Mask I, ♥, U, or M, A, Y, B, E, L, I, N, E for meeeeee! HAHAHA.

For once, I wished my name was longer. LOL!

Etude House was really cuuuuuteeeeee. They sent me ♥ETUDE. Yes yes, I love Etude! 🙂

Behind the 5 Berry Complex are different masks like Elder Flower, Tea Tree, Unpolished Rice and Dandelion.

Like other masks, each mask serves a different effect.

5 Berry Complex – Antioxidant
Elder Flower – Soothing and Moisturizing
Tea Tree – Trouble Care
Unpolished Rice – Firming and Nourishing
Dandelion – Revitalizing

I like Tea Tree products a lot because it helps to solve issues like pimple outbreaks during period or stressful days and Elder Flower can help soothe and calm down the skin.

They are exactly what I needed most now because of my mini pimple outbreak at the forehead caused by monthly hormonal changes.

Without hesitation, I opened up the Elder Flower to soothe the skin.

Inside the foil is a bag of goodness and a paper mask big enough to cover my big face!

The Elder Flower mask contains Elder Flower Extract (Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract) knowned to be used in Europe’s folk remedies, soothing and moisturizing, irritated skin from the environment or stress, delivering comfortable and smooth skin.

I love to leave the mask on for 20 – 30 minutes before removing it but remember, your skin need to breath as well, so do not overwear it thinking that the longer you put, the more nutrients your skin can absorb!

I don’t like masks that leaves a sticky feeling after masking. If we were to wash the stickiness away, it would defeat the purpose of masking already right?

Good news is that the I Need You Masks from Etude House is totally  NON-STICKY at all! My skin also feel ultra smooth after the application. It just felt like my skin went for a facial skin rejuvenation!

Now, I can go out with more confidence when the skin troubles are well taken care of! 🙂

Hope I just gave you some ideas on Valentines, Birthday, or some random gifts as well as inputting new masks to your skincare routine!

How do you cleanse and mask effectively?

I am one of the lazy girls who doesn’t mask diligently. But when I do, I make sure I do it right.

As of now, I am using Beauty Clinic masks.

I.P.I Lightmax for my mom because she has dull and uneven skin tone and N.M.F Aquaring for myself to hydrate my skin.


Masking is not just slapping a piece of mask onto your face and there, lie down for 20 – 30 minutes.

I would say that it is insufficient for all you might not know, your pores might be clogged or clean enough.

Inefficient cleansing can lead to build up of dirt and chemical traces of UV and even make ups!

So step 1: Cleanse your face.

I am using Biore Facial Foam in this picture.

After cleansing the face, change into a set of comfortable home clothes and get ready for a pampering session.

Like I said, cleansing might be insufficient. So I would use Ionic Steamer from Panasonic which uses nano-ionic steam which can be penetrated deeply into the skin to quickly moisturize skin for deep moisture retention.

I would also use this before masking to “open up the pores on the face”.

Well, that’s my own theory, but it kinda work for me.

As things can get a little messy and wet, I prefer to put all my hair to the back.

This steamer is good for deep cleansing! Love the hot steam. It is extra comfortable when I use it in the air-conditioned room.

The hot steam can lift dirt and oil from the skin which hence, enables deep cleanse.

1. Cleanse.

2. Hot steam.

Enough? Yup! More than enough for a home based “spa” 🙂

Not just for cleansing, as the steam can penetrates deeply, it can allow the skin to have deep moisture retention.

It is especially useful for people who put on thick make ups or have dehydrated skin like me.

Sometimes, I get too comfortable that I don’t wanna let go of this steamer. Lol.

Anyway, I steamed the face for 10 minutes before passing it to my mom (the recommended time was 6 minutes only).

Juicy mask in the foil. And all the goodness is going to be absorbed into my skin in no time!!

Deep cleansing from the steamer removes the dirt while the juicy masks replenish the required essences.

Don’t judge me!! But this is how all of us look when we mask!! NO NO NO NO???!!!

I prefer to slap the mask on my face evenly so that every part of it gets what it deserve!

Unlike my mom, who is so lazyyyy, she just put the mask all over and NAP!

Anyway, I share most of my skincare stuffs with her 🙂

Don’t you dare judge her hor! She is just an aunty who doesn’t have perfect skin, but to me, she’s perfect just as she is. Just as pretty as she is 🙂

I know most people apply the masks for around 15 – 20 minutes but I prefer to put it longer. For about 30 minutes but never more than 30 minutes because the pores need to breath.

After everything, go to bed and wake up to a QQ skin the next morning!

Even application of make up seems so much smoother 🙂

In case you’re also interested in the Facial Ionic Steamer by Panasonic, you can visit http://panasonic.net/beauty/products/steamer.html for more information 🙂

Amethystory Mineral Yogurt Mask


What is as edible and good for your skin?

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Amethystory Mineral Yogurt Mask

Instant Brightening With Intense Hydration

Yogurt is Not Just Good Food. It can be Healthy Skin Treatment Mask Too!

Amethyst Mineral Yogurt Mask builds upon the natural goodness of premium yogurt with the additional special blend of Amethyst, Tranexamic acid, Hyaluronic acid, Bio Energy Fluid, Ginseng and Olive Oil.

Your skin becomes instantly brighter, feels more moisturized and soft. With regular use, a fairer and more even skin tone will give you a natural radiant glow from within.

Product Efficacies:

– Intensively nourishes and rejuvenates skin, for a soft and smooth complexion
– Excellent whitening and brightening of skin, giving a naturally fair and radiant complexion
– Deeply hydrates and locks in moisture, for supple and healthy looking skin
– Helps to keep skin refreshed and cool
– Non-greasy formula for easy and deep absorption into skin

The application of the mask is actually pretty smooth because it’s cream based and best still, not thick so you can wash it off pretty easily.
 The smell is a BONUS. It has a sweet fruity scent in my opinion.

I guess the only bad thing about it is that there is no scoop, thus, you would have to stick your fingers in to scoop up the mask.
So make sure your fingers are clean thoroughly before sticking them in!

After cleansing your face, gently massage an adequate amount onto your entire face. 
Leave the mask on for around 15 -30 minutes to allow the nutrients to be absorbed into the skin and rinse off thoroughly.

I have dry skin, so the mask can help to keep my face hydrated and at the same time brightening it 🙂

Available in stores at $18.90 only.